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The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations

Theoretical Foundations and Applications

  • José G. Borges
  • Luis Diaz-Balteiro
  • Marc E. McDill
  • Luiz C.E. Rodriguez

Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Industrial Forest Plantations Management Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luiz C. E. Rodriguez, Maria Pasalodos-Tato, Luis Diaz-Balteiro, John Paul McTague
      Pages 3-26
    3. José Leonardo de Moraes Gonçalves, Luciana Duque Silva, Maurel Behling, Clayton Alcarde Alvares
      Pages 91-119
    4. Luis Diaz-Balteiro, Carlos Romero, Luiz C. E. Rodriguez, Silvana Ribeiro Nobre, José G. Borges
      Pages 121-170
    5. José G. Borges, Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, Susete Marques, Victor A. Valdebenito, Marc E. McDill, André O. Falcão
      Pages 171-238
    6. Alexandra S. Marques, Jean François Audy, Sophie D’Amours, Mikael Rönnqvist
      Pages 239-267
    7. Jean François Audy, Alexandra S. Marques, Mikael Rönnqvist, Rafael Epstein, Andres Weintraub
      Pages 269-295
  3. Advanced Management Planning Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. José G. Borges, Alexandra S. Marques, Ljusk Ola Eriksson, Manuel F. Marey
      Pages 299-319
    3. Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, Liliana Ferreira, José G. Borges
      Pages 321-346
    4. Silvana Ribeiro Nobre, Luiz C. E. Rodriguez
      Pages 347-371
    5. Timo Pukkala, Petteri Packalén, Tero Heinonen
      Pages 373-392
    6. Juan Carlos Giménez, Mercedes Bertomeu, Luis Diaz-Balteiro, Carlos Romero
      Pages 393-413
  4. The Industrial Forestry Supply Chain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Anna Tikina, John L. Innes
      Pages 445-466

About this book


The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations. Theoretical Foundations and Applications answers calls from both the research and the professional communities for a synthesis of current knowledge about industrial forestry management planning processes. The emphasis of the book is thus on covering  components of the forest supply chain ranging from modelling techniques to management planning approaches and information and communication technology support.  We think that this synthesis by 39 leading experts in this field may provide effective support to education, research and outreach activities that focus on forest management and specifically on industrial plantations management. It may contribute further to support forest managers when developing industrial plantations management plans. Moreover, the structure of the book as well the standardized design of individual chapters - that address a wide range of topics relevant to industrial plantations management scheduling - targets the support of both undergraduate and graduate forest management classes. For that purpose, the introduction to each chapter includes a What you will learn in this chapter section to highlight and convey the main objectives of the chapter and thus help structure the reading by learners and trainees. All chapters include also a section with exercises, problems and review questions to further support the structuring of the knowledge acquired by students. The presentation of concepts, models, methods and management planning approaches is complemented by the discussion of applications in 26 Management Planning in Actions boxes distributed all over the book. These applications highlight the linkage between theory and practice and the contribution of models, methods and management planning approaches to the efficiency and the effectiveness of industrial plantations management planning.


Forest certification Forest management planning Industrial forests supply chain Industrial plantations Operations research applied to forestry

Editors and affiliations

  • José G. Borges
    • 1
  • Luis Diaz-Balteiro
    • 2
  • Marc E. McDill
    • 3
  • Luiz C.E. Rodriguez
    • 4
  1. 1.School of AgricultureUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Dept de Economía y Gestión ForestalTechnical University of MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.Department of Ecosystem Science and ManagementPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  4. 4.Department of Forest SciencesUniversity of São PauloPiracicabaBrazil

Bibliographic information


“A book of this sort is most handy for the plantation managers, forest department officers as well as graduate and undergraduate students of forestry.” (S. Suresh Ramanan, Current Science, Vol. 117 (11), 2019)